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The geography of child opportunity: Why neighborhoods matter for equity: First findings from the Child Opportunity Index 2.0

This is a report on the initial measurement of neighborhood quality using the Child Opportunity Index 2.0 in 100 metropolitan areas across the United States. This new metric considers many factors, including early education, to provide a score indicating the likelihood of adult success for children growing up in each census tract. The early education variables contributing to each neighborhood score are early childhood education centers, center quality, and enrollment in early childhood education. These scores are combined with dozens of other measurements of schools, higher education, the natural environment, and health insurance coverage. Comparisons across and within metropolitan areas paint a more nuanced picture of the link between location and child opportunity.
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United States

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